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, ばん
Noun, used as a suffix
1. number (in a series)
2. (one's) turn
3. watch, guard, lookout
4. rank, standing, position
Sumo term
5. bout, match
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つがい, ,
Usually in kana
1. pair (esp. of mated animals), brace, couple
2. (anatomical) joint
, 1, いちばん
May take 'no'
1. number one, first, first place
2. best, most
3. game, round, bout
See 試しに
4. as a test, as an experiment, by way of experiment, by way of trial, tentatively
5. song (e.g. in noh), piece
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ひとつがい, 一, 一つがい, 1つがい
Usually in kana
pair, couple, brace
, ばんぐみ
program (e.g. TV), programme
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, ばんごう
number, series of digits
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, ていばん
May take 'no'
1. standard item, usual thing, (a) classic, go-to choice, staple, regular fixture, standard procedure, convention
orig. meaning
2. basic item (with stable demand), staple goods
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, いちばんうえ
May take 'no'
highest, uppermost, topmost, oldest, eldest
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朝一, あさいちばん
first thing in the morning
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電話, でんわばんごう
telephone number
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119, 一一九, ひゃくじゅうきゅうばん
119 (ambulance and fire brigade emergency telephone number in Japan)
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110, 一一〇, 百十, ひゃくとおばん
110 (police emergency telephone number in Japan)
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登録, とうろくばんごう
registration number
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口座, こうざばんごう
account number (bank, etc.)
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テレビ, テレビばんぐみ
television program, TV program
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, ほんばん
1. performance (as opposed to practice), going before an audience or on-air, take
2. game, match
3. high of the season, height (of summer, etc.), actual event (or celebration, etc.), real deal
Vulgar expression or word
4. penetrative vaginal sex (with a prostitute), unsimulated sex (in an adult movie)
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, ばんて
1. (yarn) count
2. nth place (in a race), nth position (in a starting lineup)
Military term
3. nth rank (in a battle formation)
4. castle guard
horse racing
5. second-place horse
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, じゅんばん
See 出番・1
turn (in line), order of things, sequential order
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, 2, にばん
second, number two, runner-up
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, でばん
See 順番
1. one's turn, one's shift
2. one's turn on stage, screen time, screentime
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, , 付け, ばんづけ
1. ranked list (entertainers, sumo wrestlers, millionaires, etc.)
2. program (e.g. theatre)
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, せばんごう
number on back of player's shirt, uniform number, shirt number
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十八, 御箱, おはこ, じゅうはちばん
1. one's favourite party trick (favorite), one's specialty, one's forte
Only じゅうはちばん
2. No. 18, eighteenth
See 歌舞伎十八番, Abbreviation
3. repertoire of 18 kabuki plays
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留守, るすばん
Takes suru
1. care-taking, house-sitting, house-watching, staying at home
2. caretaker, house-sitter
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, こうばん
1. police box, koban, small neighborhood police station
Takes suru
2. alternation
Noun or verb acting prenominally, Physics terminology
3. alternating (current, stress, etc.)
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, , ばんめ
Counter, See 目・17, indicates position in a sequence
1. the nth ...
2. divisions of a kabuki performance
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, ひばん
May take 'no'
off duty
, とうばん
May take 'no'
being on duty, person on duty, one's turn
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乗り, 一のり, いちばんのり
Takes suru, Intransitive
1. first rider in a charge
2. first (person) to arrive
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, とくばん
See 特別番組, Abbreviation
special radio or television programme, television special
, ちゃばん
May take 'no'
1. farce, charade
2. person who serves tea
3. short and humorous improvised sketch (originating from Edo-era kabuki)
, ばんち
house number, address
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, 1, いちばんて
1. first person (to do), person going first
2. first place, top position, person in the top position, person in the lead
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, きょくばん
telephone exchange number
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